Chairman & CEO
Scott has spent his career utilizing mathematics and information technology to build profitable businesses and products. As Chairman and CEO of Videology, Scott is focused on guiding the company through each new phase of growth, and driving innovation to meet the industry’s latest opportunities.
A pioneer in the digital advertising industry, Scott is committed to developing smart solutions to meet the needs of the world’s largest marketers and media agencies, with a focus on international expansion that has resulted in offices in 28 locations across the globe.
Prior to his work with Videology, Scott most notably co-founded Advertising.com in 1998 – the world’s leading performance-based digital advertising network – and sold the company to AOL in 2004. He has also held key roles at Fortune 500 companies such as Procter & Gamble and Capital One.
Scott has received numerous awards including Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000, CEO of the Year by Blue Chip Venture Company, and the American Business Award’s “Stevie” for Best Executive in 2005.
Scott graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. degree from the University of Virginia, Dept of Systems Engineering in 1991, and a M.S. from the Stanford University, Dept of Engineering-Economic Systems in 1992.
Arthur J. Marks
Managing General Partner, Valhalla Partners
Art Marks has worked with new technologies and entrepreneurs in the mid-Atlantic region for over 30 years, with various senior leadership roles with companies that include NEA and General Electric. In 2002, he co-founded Valhalla Partners, a group of strategic venture investors that has extensive experience in helping entrepreneurs develop world-class companies at critical stages. His current responsibilities include involvement in media, Internet marketing and security related companies, working with Domain Holdings, SolidFire, Videology and Vubiquity. He is a member of the Stanford Law School Board of Visitors as well as the University of Michigan Engineering Advisory Council. He is also currently serving as the Chairman Emeritus of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association. Additionally he serves on the board of the Venture Philanthropy Partners. Art received a Masters in Business Administration with high distinction (Baker Scholar) from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Managing Director, Comcast Ventures
As Managing Director at Comcast Ventures, Sam Landman sources and identifies new investment opportunities, conducts due diligence on pending investments, and advises Comcast Ventures portfolio companies. Prior to joining Comcast Ventures in 2009, Sam worked as the Director of Business Development for The Electric Sheep Company, an Emmy award-winning creator of virtual worlds and social games for major brands and media companies. Prior to that, Sam worked as a Senior Associate for Gladwyne Partners where he helped originate investment opportunities, analyze investment prospects and advise portfolio companies. Sam holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Bucknell University and received his M.B.A. from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.
Co-Founder and Chairman, Domain Holdings Group
John Ferber is a serial entrepreneur who is currently involved in a number of entrepreneurial start-ups and speculative ventures. John co-founded Advertising.com, which was acquired by AOL in 2004. Leaving Advertising.com in 2006, John established an incubator to develop a number of companies, including: USONetworks/Car-Mercial, the leading provider of Video Search Engine Optimization solutions to advertisers and agencies, MyMojo – a celebrity digital brand management company, and the Microgiving Foundation – the world’s largest charitable crowdfunding platform. John also serves on the board of DoublePositive – the world’s leading Hot-Transfer service provider.
General Partner, NEA
Patrick joined NEA in 2006 as General Partner focusing on a broad range of information technology investments with particular emphasis on enterprise software, Software-as-a-Service, and Internet companies. Pat sits on the boards of BuzzFeed, ChannelAdvisor, Millennial Media, Spring Wireless and Videology. Prior to joining NEA, Patrick was General Partner of Grotech Capital Group where he specialized in high-tech investments and served on a number of boards including Advertising.com, CDnow, Fieldglass Software, Hillcrest Labs, SALIX Technologies, and Synchrologic. Prior to Grotech, Patrick spent nearly 10 years at Alex. Brown & Sons as an investment banker for high technology companies. At Alex. Brown & Sons, he was responsible for a range of financing and advisory projects including initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions for high-tech companies. Prior to that, Patrick was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. Patrick served as an officer in the U.S. Navy where he spent substantially all his tenure on the staff of Admiral H.G. Rickover at the Headquarters of the Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Program.
Partner and Co-Founder, Catalyst Investors
Ryan has spent more than twenty years as an investor and investment banker working with growth companies in the digital media, software-as-a-service, publishing, and business and consumer services sectors. In 2000 he co-founded Catalyst Investors, a New York-based growth equity firm focused on tech-enabled services businesses. He currently serves on the boards of Videology, WeddingWire and Reputation Institute and is a board observer of MediaMath and Mindbody. He previously served on the boards of Advantage Business Media, Aspire Media, Las Vegas TV Partners and MessageLabs Group.
Prior to joining Catalyst, Ryan was a Vice President and shareholder of Daniels & Associates (now RBC Capital Markets) where he was primarily responsible for leading financings and M&A assignments for more than 50 emerging companies within the media and telecommunications industry. From 1989 to 1992, he was an investment banker in the Media and Telecommunications Group of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. He received an AB with honours from Harvard College.
Chief Operating Officer
With nearly 20 years of experience as a corporate leader, Tom works closely with Videology Chairman & CEO Scott Ferber to define corporate strategy, build the Videology brand, and expand its business around the globe.
Working in conjunction with Videology’s sales team, he is focused on building strong relationships with brands, agencies and media companies through smarter technology and unparalleled service. As a result, Tom has been instrumental in cultivating nearly all of the company’s major partnerships across the globe.
Prior to joining Videology, Tom served as Senior Vice President, Operations for AOL Media Networks, and as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel, for Advertising.com. Also an attorney, Tom previously was an associate in the corporate and private equity groups at Hogan & Hartson, LLP.
Tom graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Mary Washington and a J.D. with Honors from The George Washington University Law School.
W. Gar Richlin
Richlin l Dale LLC
Gar has spent most of his career working with emerging growth companies. He is currently working with early-stage companies through his firm Richlin/Dale, LLC. At the end of 2011, Gar retired as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Clearspring Technologies, Inc. the provider of the largest sharing platform for online content. From 2001 to 2005 he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Advertising.com, the leading performance-based provider of marketing solutions for interactive advertisers and publishers. Advertising.com, a venture-backed company, was purchased by AOL in August of 2004 for $435 million. Before joining Advertising.com, Gar was COO and CFO of SITEL Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange global provider of outsourced call-center services to large corporations. Gar joined SITEL from Alex. Brown & Sons, where he was head of investment banking from 1991 to 1998. During that period, Alex. Brown was the leading investment banking firm to emerging growth companies. Prior to joining Alex. Brown, Gar was a partner of Piper & Marbury, the predecessor firm to DLA Piper where he worked primarily with emerging growth companies. Gar received his BA (with honors) from Wesleyan University and his JD from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.